A MAN must know many things first, before he be able truly and judiciously to judge of another man's action.
MARCUS AURELIUS. MEDITATIONS. Book ix. 16.
IF anyone tells you that such a person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you, but answer : "He doth not know my other faults, else he would not have mentioned only these."
EPICTETUS. MANUAL. 46.
OUT of Antisthenes. "It is a princely thing to do well, and to be ill spoken of. It is a shameful thing that the face should be subject unto the mind, to be put into what shape it will, and to be dressed by it as it will ; and that the mind should not bestow so much care upon herself, as to fashion herself, and to dress herself as best becometh her."
MARCUS AURELIUS. MEDITATIONS. Book vii. 24.